Pug Question

My female pug (5yrs old at end of sept.)started in heat on Oct 2, is it too late to try and...


My female pug (5yrs old at end of sept.)started in heat on Oct 2, is it too late to try and breed her?

    In Pug - Asked by Anonymous - 10/15/2012 3:19:14 PM
Probably not, but you should have her checked out by a vet first and make sure you have a market ready for your pups. You don't want to end up with dogs you can't place or have them end up in a shelter or bad home. I have had akc pugs for twenty years and sometimes end up keeping my pups longer than expected just to wait for the perfect home for them.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/26/2012 5:19:51 PM


Dogs stay in heat for around 3 weeks, sometimes more. The optimal time to breed is usually around 11 days into the heat cycle. If your 5 year old Pug has never had puppies before you probably shouldn’t breed her at all. As dogs age the uterus becomes less flexible. Making birth harder on a female that is older and never had pups before. Pugs are not easy to birth even in the best conditions. If she has had litters before then you could try it once more. I usually stop breeding my pugs when they become 5 years old. Other breeds can have pups up to 6 or even 8 years of age, but Pugs are not like a lot of other breeds.
    Answered by nwpugs - 11/16/2012 1:58:23 AM
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